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  • Report: House Dems Will Try To Force Amnesty Vote With Discharge Petition

    03/24/2014 8:08:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2014, 2:59 PM PDT | TONY LEE
    House Democrats will reportedly try to force the GOP's hand on comprehensive immigration reform legislation by unveiling a discharge petition on the House floor Wednesday for the Democrats' comprehensive immigration reform bill that would grant amnesty and reduce the wages of American workers. The Huffington Post cites a "senior Democratic aide" who said that "House Democrats will sign the petition on the floor after it is unveiled." Democratic aides told CNN that lawmakers will first "gather on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol to announce the petition and then walk en masse into the House chamber to file it."Though...
  • Democrats hint at petition drive to force immigration debate

    02/13/2014 3:25:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Thursday they’ll soon launch an official petition drive to try to force Republicans to vote on Democrats’ immigration bill — but said even before that, they’ll try to force a vote on a minimum wage increase. Emerging from a day of meetings at their policy retreat in Maryland, Democratic leaders said the minimum wage will come first because it’s the most central to their efforts to try to paint Republicans into a corner on income inequality. But, under fire from immigrant-rights advocates, Democrats said immigration will come soon after that. The petition drives, known as “discharge petitions,”...
  • Rep. Peter King ready to sign Dem petition on ‘clean’ funding bill

    10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) would support a discharge petition on a "clean" spending bill if GOP leaders don't bring it to the floor soon, the centrist Republican vowed this week. King has long-pushed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to take up the Senate-passed continuing resolution (CR) to reopen the government. But he has refused to buck leadership further by endorsing the Democrats' discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the bill. Until Friday. "If we have to do a discharge petition, ultimately, we will, but this is going to come [to the floor]," King said in an interview with...
  • Dems move to force Republicans to reopen the government

    10/04/2013 11:23:59 AM PDT · by redreno · 54 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | October 4 at 1:45 pm | By Greg Sargent
    House Democratic leaders believe they have hit on a new way to potentially force House Republican leaders into allowing a vote on a “clean CR” funding the government without any defunding of Obamacare attached. At last count, as many as two dozen House Republicans appear prepared to vote for a clean CR. With Democrats included, that means a majority of the House of Representatives would vote right now to reopen the government. But the House GOP leadership won’t allow such a vote. Dems have hit on a way to use a “discharge petition,” which forces a House vote if a...
  • The Fairness Doctrine

    08/28/2008 8:35:34 AM PDT · by nateriver · 3 replies · 148+ views
    To protect free speech from the political whims of a few unelected bureaucrats in Washington, the Fairness Doctrine needs to be wiped off the books. These Members of Congress are hypocritical because they voted for a one-year ban on the so-called Fairness Doctrine but have thus far refused to sign on to the Discharge Petition in support of a permanent ban. If someone is going to support freedom of speech for one year they should support it permanently
  • Dems pressured on guns ("NRA has 'scored' a discharge petition in determining" grades for Nov!)

    07/24/2008 7:08:45 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 169+ views
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/08 | Mike Soraghan
    The National Rifle Association is putting the election-year squeeze on conservative Democrats, demanding that they buck their leadership to support a bill to erase more of the District of Columbia’s gun laws. Democratic gun rights supporters will risk losing their A-plus rating if they don’t sign a discharge petition to be filed Wednesday bringing the gun-rights bill directly to the floor. It will be the first time in more than 20 years that the NRA has “scored” a discharge petition in determining the grades it gives lawmakers before the November election, said spokesman Andrew Arulanandam. “We’re making this a priority....
  • First Amendment at Risk

    06/27/2008 11:06:00 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 9 replies · 89+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 27, 2008 | Emily Ham
    First Amendment At Risk by: Emily Ham, June 27, 2008 For many congressional representatives, this year Fourth of July is not only a day to observe the freedoms Americans hold dear, its also the deadline to sign a petition that could be the dividing line between broadcast freedoms and a form of governmental censorship and control. At a press conference held on June 11 (Radio Independence Day), members of Congress, the press and organizations throughout Washington D.C. gathered on the steps of the Cannon Senate Building to ask Congress members to stand up for broadcasters’ rights. Speakers beseeched the House...
  • Pelosi, fellow Dems rejecting the public's will on immigration

    04/14/2008 2:26:27 PM PDT · by Delacon · 19 replies · 76+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | April 5, 2008 | Joe Guzzardi
    The November election in California's Congressional District 11, which includes Lodi, will be a hard-fought contest between incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney and Republican challenger Dean Andal.In 2006, McNerney unseated Richard Pombo, who suffered from allegations of fundraising improprieties, nepotism and the general electoral mood to throw out Republicans.As voters head for the polls this fall, most are concerned with ending "business as usual" in Washington, D.C. With Congressional approval ratings hovering around 20 percent, many representatives are on their way out unless they can convince their constituents that they are serious about reform.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offers a striking example...